Pride’s Harvest (1991) is the seventh in the Inspector Scobie Malone series. In the small country town of Collamundra, NSW, the body of the Japanese industrialist Kenji Sagawa is found in one of his firm’s own threshing machines at the cotton gin that had brought prosperity, but also tension, to the community. The local police are at a loss and Inspector Scobie Malone is called in from Sydney to help solve the case. Yet, the locals don’t take to his incisive style of investigation that lays bare the establishment’s easygoing corruption. Racial conflict comes to the fore when a lone Aboriginal cop becomes a focus for stress on both sides of the racial divide. All ties in with the unsolved murder, seventeen years before, of the wife of one of Collamundra’s most prominent citizens. The list of suspects grows, hordes of out-of-towners arrive for the annual horseracing cup, and tensions escalate until a sudden breakthrough puts the case into place.